n. a field of computer science and linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages
n. the branch of information science that deals with natural language information [syn: NLP, human language technology]
Natural language processing (NLP) is a field of computer science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages. As such, NLP is related to the area of human–computer interaction. Many challenges in NLP involve: natural language understanding, enabling computers to derive meaning from human or natural language input; and others involve natural language generation.